Colloquia & Events

From its early days, Bryn Mawr has had an international reputation in classical languages and archaeology, and the College is home to a lively community of undergraduates, graduate students and faculty who are interested in classical subjects. Weekly classics colloquia provide an informal meeting ground as well as a schedule of distinguished speakers on a variety of literary, archeological and historical subjects.

Fall 2015 Colloquium Schedule

Unless otherwise noted, all Colloquia will take place at 4:30 p.m. in Room B21 of the Rhys Carpenter Library on the campus of Bryn Mawr College. Tea will be held at 4:00 p.m. before the lectures in the Quita Woodward Room, which is in Thomas Library. For more information please call: 610-526-5198; or e-mail ocardona@brynmawr.edu




September 11

"News from Abroad: Reports from the Field"


September 18

Joseph Solodow, Yale University

“Livy XXI: Historical Aims and Methods”


September 25

Carlo Scardino, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

“From Athens to Rome and from Alexandria to Baghdad: A comparison between two cultural transfers”


October 2

Peter Magee, Bryn Mawr College

“When and How was the dromedary camel used for overland trade in the ancient Near East?”



October 23

The C. Densmore Curtis Lecture
presented by the Graduate Students in the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology

Daniel Potts, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, NYU



October 30

Peter Agócs, University College London

“Pindar's hyporchemes and the problem of
reconstructing lost genres”


November 6


Deborah Steiner, Columbia University


November 13

Ellen Morris, Barnard College/Columbia University

“Bright Lights, Big City: The Development and Influence of the Metropolis”



November 20

Catherine Conybeare, Bryn Mawr College

“An Eccentric Approach to Augustine of Hippo”


December 4


Luca Graverini, University of Siena

“How to Read a Novel. Curiosity and the Emotions in Apuleius”